Google Pixel 3 phones are bricking out of nowhere, the list is growing

06 September 2021
The issue has been going on for months now.

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  • Ali
  • IJ%
  • 04 Jul 2022

My Pixel3 bricked when i was charging overnight. Obviously didnt see what happened since i was sleeping. Previous day was working fine. Nothing works. Doesnt turn on at all and doesnt charge.
When connecting to a PC i hear the noise of "connecting", but it is not recognized at all (i dont see any logo or popup of new drive connected, just the noise).

Service center says it may be the charging assembly or the motherboard. I think it is the motherboard since i hear the noise when charging.

I did not backed up all my photos nor synced it. How do i recover the photos? Usb debugging may be off. Cant remember. Does anyone tried to remove the internal storage and connected it as a usb drive?

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    • TALE
    • qU$
    • 02 Feb 2022

    Google have now officially responded here - https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/192008282

    Google Response:
    “This issue occurred due to the natural lifecycle of a memory component. Memory components have a predefined lifecycle based on consumer use cases over time. The recommended solution is an out of warranty repair or replacement - see https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/10227672 to contact our authorized repair vendor”.

    Status: Won't Fix (Infeasible)

    So Google built a phone with a component that can be used up during normal use before they even end software support for the device. Good job Google! :clap:

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        • mike
        • 0gQ
        • 28 Oct 2021

        why do i have to power down or restart my phone to recharge the battery

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          • kjsdfkjlla
          • r@p
          • 24 Oct 2021

          Pixel 3XL bricked overnight a few days ago. Makes me hesitant to get the new pixel 6 pro as the lack of support from google concerning the black screen of death is nonexistent.

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            • OkieDokie
            • U3$
            • 13 Sep 2021

            Anonymous, 12 Sep 2021By the way, this is unrelated but: Taiwan is a real country.Btw, no one freaking cares lol

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              • S3mTek
              • mqP
              • 13 Sep 2021

              Anonymous, 12 Sep 2021By the way, this is unrelated but: Taiwan is a real country.And Pluto is a planet

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                • Anonymous
                • mGF
                • 12 Sep 2021

                Glad i don't own a Pixel 3 but a Oneplus. Godspeed to all P3 and P3XL users.

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                  • Bob
                  • IvW
                  • 12 Sep 2021

                  My pixel 3xl bricked 2 nights ago. I use it heavily for my business and being without a phone for a day until I bought a new one could have cost me a lot of money.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 4bk
                    • 12 Sep 2021

                    i was able to reset it to factory settings before it went hardcore into this cycle.

                    my phone appeared to be overheading so i let it cool off by placing it on the AC vent the did a back up and reset to factory settings... took 10 hours but my phone seems to be fine... for now.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • P1B
                      • 12 Sep 2021

                      Ano, 10 Sep 2021Love pixel 3, still takes better photos than S21 or iphone ... more>Love pixel 3, still takes better photos than S21 or iphone 12
                      Some people aren't camera addicts and demand hardware reliability and long battery life too.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • P1B
                        • 12 Sep 2021

                        MediaSnap, 08 Sep 2021*probably made in China. Only China has that reputation. By the way, this is unrelated but: Taiwan is a real country.

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                          • Soukaina
                          • rXJ
                          • 11 Sep 2021

                          Panos, 10 Sep 2021I hear a Lot about bricked pixel 3 phones but i dont See an... moreI can show you some

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                            • Nman
                            • wwR
                            • 11 Sep 2021

                            pixel 3 bricked overnight two weeks ago

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                              • Panos
                              • nb}
                              • 10 Sep 2021

                              I hear a Lot about bricked pixel 3 phones but i dont See any Photo or Video even from 1 bricked Pixel 3 Phone. Interesting.....

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                                • Ano
                                • krr
                                • 10 Sep 2021

                                Love pixel 3, still takes better photos than S21 or iphone 12. The software integration and thoughtfulness is way better than any other phone.

                                There is one big issue Google needs to fix software wise, it needs to have a really good messaging app.

                                Another is hardware: if you put the latest best hardware you can charge an arm and a leg, but if you go with second tier, make sure that you still put long term quality components.

                                Look at ipads, have you heard of ipads being bricked after 3 years? And this is a $300 device. Common Google, you too can do this it's not that hard.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • TbF
                                  • 09 Sep 2021

                                  My Pixel 3 phone bricked two nights ago. I woke up to a useless phone. Google's customer service is refusing to help or acknowledge this is an issue

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                                    • Alex
                                    • ajS
                                    • 09 Sep 2021

                                    My Pixel 1 broke this very same way on Android 10 back in December 2020

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                                      • MP
                                      • IxW
                                      • 09 Sep 2021

                                      Mine bricked 2 weeks ago. Was a loyal pixel customer from the beginning but have now jumped ship and bought competing vendor. Google should stay out of hardware , this is unacceptable.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 7X2
                                        • 09 Sep 2021

                                        Anonymous, 08 Sep 2021Yet my Pixel 2xl is going strong.Guess it didnt get the touch of death by Google due to it being no longer supported unlike the unlucky Pixel 3 series that got the death sentence before the release of pixel 6.